Family Literacy Day 2023 - Celebrate Your Heritage
Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. This year's theme "Celebrate Your Heritage" encourages families to celebrate their heritage and learn about their family. Come to your public library to discover, create, read, write and play while learning about your heritage.
Family Literacy Week Activities - Free activities such as an outdoor story trail and a write-your-own story wall will be available during open hours January 23-28. Plus, pick up a Family Literacy Day Activity book created by ABC Life Literacy Canada while you are here.
Virtual author visit with S.P. Joseph Lyons - On Thursday, January 26 at 7 PM on Zoom, The Perth County Information Network (PCIN) is hosting a special author reading and a chance to meet award-winning Anishinaabe Algonquin author S.P. Joseph Lyons, who wrote the book Little Bear in Foster Care. Joseph Lyons writes from his own experiences as an Indigenous child living in foster care and a survivor of the Sixties Scoop.
Free Film Screening - The story from our story trail Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge inspired Stratford native Samuel G. Davey to write and direct the short film Wilfrid which was filmed here in the city and features local actors. It's showing at The Little Prince Cinema from Dec 28 - Jan 26 as part of Lights On Stratford and then on Jan 27 to help celebrate Family Literacy Day. Thank you, Little Prince!
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